How much a movie feels like a “true western” to me personally, plays a big part in how high a movie is ranked, and not just how great i think the movie overall is.
So movies like The Revenant, The Hateful Eight and Paris, Texas are not ranked as high, simply because they to me are more than just westerns and therefore are not the movies that first comes to mind when i wanna see a great western! But other than that they are truly great movies and among my favorites of all time🤷♂️
The same goes for Easy Rider, which is a movie i like very much too, the western part is to me just not as important to the overall movie.
On the other hand, a movie like “The Searchers” is a true western, i just think it’s fucking garbage…🤷♂️😬😂